Zingerman’s. You either know the name or you don’t. This might just be the only deli worth going to in all of the Midwest. A foodie can spend all day at Zingerman’s – eating, drinking, shopping, taking a class. On a particularly indulgent day I ordered a veggie sandwich and a mocha latte at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, MI.
Simple, sweet, good basic mocha. I’m being tough on Zingerman’s because I know they can make a quality product! Similar to the mocha I tried at the Waldorf=Astoria, this mocha seemed very much a ‘I can make this at home’ kind of beverage. I know you are constantly busy and all, Zingerman’s, but can’t you find the time to amuse me with a design out of steamed milk? Sigh. Let’s spice it up with a design and more of a POP of flavor!
I suppose Zingerman’s can’t be the best at everything… just most things. Nice color + fun cup (sorry Earth) + no spills = 3 measly, generous points. I’m just going to focus on all of the amazingness of Zingerman’s instead of critiquing their mocha appearance so read on… 🙂
Store Ambiance: 7
This store is foodie heaven. Always samples of cheese, olive oil, and anything else you ask for! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly (hey, it’s the Midwest, what do you expect?) The deli and bakery are in two different buildings right next to each other, with plenty of seating both inside and outside. I loved how ALIVE this store felt – people of all ages enjoying good quality food and good conversation. There are Zingerman’s posters, old photographs, and information so you can read about who they are and where they came from. I also noticed some great information about the goings on around town – I really like it when an organization seems supportive and invested in the community. If I could make any suggestion it would be to have some comfier seating so
I people can relax and enjoy a mocha with a newspaper. I’ll be back, ZIngerman’s!